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25 November 2015

Esterline Simulation Visual Systems To Supply Display for M345 Military Trainer

Esterline Simulation Visual Systems, a new business of Esterline Corporation, has been awarded a contract to supply its new TREALITY TD-Series transportable dome display system to Alenia Aermacchi  (Finmeccanica) for the M345 military trainer aircraft flown by the Frecce Tricolori aerobatic demonstration team. The M345 will be used for marketing and training purposes by the Frecce Tricolori team of the Italian Aeronautica Militare, based at Rivoli Air Force Base in north-eastern Italy.

The TREALITY TD-Series is, according to Esterline, the first deployable display system using a patented roll-up, seamless spherical screen.  The spherical screen rolls up into a smaller diameter for easy handling and shipment, but then un-rolls into its design diameter at the installation site. The seamless spherical screen and support structures fit through any standard door so the display can be set up virtually anywhere. The entire display system can be fully assembled and operational in just a few hours due to its “snap together” magnetic connections and user-friendly design.  The TD-Series is available in a variety of configurations with different fields of view and resolution that can all fit and operate into a standard ISO container.

The selection of our innovative TREALITY TD-Series display system for the Aermacchi M345 flown by the Frecce Tricolori is fantastic news," Frank Timmermans, vice president, Esterline Simulation Visual Systems, said "This new display system is easy to set up and tear down as well as simple to align given its scalable autoalignment important benefits for our esteemed customer at airshows and exhibitions.”

Peter De Meerleer, director strategic marketing and R&D, Esterline Simulation Visual Systems, added: “Mobility, cost effectiveness and high performance, these are the key features of our TREALITY TD-Series of transportable dome displays for the simulation and training market. Our systems are designed for fast deployment with an absolute minimum of adjustment and to fit and operate in a standard ISO container.”

Esterline Simulation Visual Systems announced the launch of its new TREALITY brand of products at ITEC 2015. Formerly the Training & Simulation products business of Belgium-based Barco N.V., which Esterline acquired earlier this year, the new TREALITY product brand is synonymous with the design, development, manufacture and world-wide support of market leading, high-performance visual systems for military and commercial flight simulation and training.